Are you aware that motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the United States?
This being the case, are you also aware that these deaths can be prevented?
It is important to place your child in an age and size-appropriate car seat or booster seat that reduces serious and fatal injuries considerably.
CDC statistics indicate that in more than 600,000 children, ages infant to 12 years old, died as occupants in motor vehicle accidents without the use of a child safety or booster seat – more than 170,000 were injured.
Injuries to children can be prevented by following these simple tips:
Always use a child safety seat – it reduces the risk of death by
71% for infants and 54% for
toddlers ages 1 to 4
- Booster seats reduce the risk for serious injury by 45% for children ages 4 to 8
Children should never be seated in front of an airbag – children
under 12 should sit in the back
seat – airbags can kill young children
- The middle of the back seat is the safest spot in the vehicle
- Always use a seat belt no matter how short the drive
Over the last several years, consumers have been inundated with various product recalls such as motor vehicle floor mat issues, accelerator pedals sticking, defective brakes and defective car seats for children.
If your child has suffered injuries due to a car seat defect, and you need legal help, call the San Bernardino personal injury attorneys at Welebir | Tierney to discuss your case. It is possible that you can collect monetary compensation for medical bills, disability or pain and suffering.